Navy Hit With $596M Suit Over Alleged 3D Software Copying

By Daniel Wilson (July 18, 2016, 9:00 PM EDT) -- Bitmanagement Software GmbH hit the federal government with a $596.3 million suit in the Court of Federal Claims Friday, alleging the U.S. Navy made more than a half-million unauthorized copies of its 3D virtual reality software when the Navy had licenses for only 38 copies.

The German software maker had agreed to license its BS Contact Geo software to the Navy on a limited trial basis, and after a successful trial, the Navy began negotiating for a larger scale deployment, the company said in its complaint. But although negotiations have yet to be completed, the Navy has copied the software onto...

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